After being annually celebrated for the last 15 years, National Apprenticeships Week has become a much-anticipated event in any young person’s calendar who’s looking to take the first step into launching their career. Over the years, more sectors have begun to offer apprenticeship schemes, providing unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop in the industry as soon as you’ve left education, and developed a reliable, consistent approach to career development within the workplace. To celebrate National Apprenticeships Week, we’ve put together some exciting opportunities in Manchester that you could explore – will you take the first step?
Offering some incredible perks, such as discounts at restaurants within the brand and high-street shopping discounts, this Level 2 apprenticeship at The Woodside will teach you how to master the fast-paced environment of a working kitchen, whilst also helping your palette and skills develop into a fully-fledged professional chef. With on and off-the-job training, webinars, and workshops available, you will be placed under the supervision of some of the region’s most passionate chefs and gain a wealth of knowledge to kickstart your career.
Focused on developing the e-commerce side of the business, Gigacycle are currently advertising a Level 3 apprenticeship that would open plenty of doors into the digital sector, and see the candidate specialise in digitally marketing this IT business. Involving a blend of social media management, seasonal campaign creations, SEO development, and paid advertisement creation, this opportunity provides the perfect way to learn more about the world of marketing and find out which path you’d like to take in your future career.
Having worked with sectors including Scotland Yard, NHS, and the British Red Cross, Da Languages is an incredibly versatile company that are currently offering a Level 3 Business Administration qualification. Immerse yourself into the world of HR and learn how to effectively provide admin support, maintain employee personnel files, and support within projects, whilst earning a series of transferrable skills – a great step towards more senior roles in this industry.
Providing not only the chance to develop skills within sales, but also the opportunity to move into other specialist sales departments, this Level 4 apprenticeship with Copart UK ltd is ideal for anyone with the determination to succeed and a go-getter attitude, keen to become an account manager. Whilst maintaining and growing sales, conducting customer reviews, and managing your own diary, this position would see you owning your own learning develop with the dedicated support of your line manager, all whilst on the job.
Have you done an apprenticeship? Or are you looking into taking the leap into your first job? We’d love to hear about your thoughts and experiences, so get in touch with us on our socials. Happy National Apprenticeship Week!